Associate in Fine Arts in Music AFA

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Associate in Fine Arts in Music AFA

Program Code: A10700

The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA): Music degree program is a great fit if you plan to go into a career involving music, or simply want to expand your craft as a musician. The AFA program focuses on continued training in music to enhance performance skills if you’re seeking competitive admission into bachelor’s degree programs, or if you want additional training in music for a present career without pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Always make sure you meet regularly with an advisor to determine the best course of study for your program of interest

Career Opportunities

The AFA: Music degree program serves as the foundation if you plan to complete your bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution or pursue careers in a number of areas, including:

  • Audio editor
  • Artistic director
  • Church musician, music ministry, organist
  • Communications (broadcaster, station manager, radio announcer)
  • Conductor (band director, choir director, opera conductor)
  • Music radio announcer
  • Music theorist (composer, songwriter, arranger)
  • Musical director
  • Musicologist, music librarian
  • Professional performing artist (singer, instrumentalist, etc.)
  • Talent scout/agent

Degree requirements

General Education: 25-26 Credits + Other Hours: 35 Credits = Total for Graduation: 60-61 Credits

General Education Core (25-26 SHC)

Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

All Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses will transfer to any one of the 16 UNC-System universities.

Courses in this program

6 SHC required.

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One Set:,Set 1: DRE-097,Set 2: ENG-002,Set 3: BSP-4002
  • Corequisites:
    Take ENG-011

This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation, styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

6 SHC required. Select two courses from at least two different disciplines (prefixes). One must be a literature course. Select ENG courses listed here or in Additional General Education Hours below.

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces the practices and principles of interpersonal communication in both dyadic and group settings. Emphasis is placed on the communication process, perception, listening, self-disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication relationships. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, apply basic principles of group discussion, and manage conflict in interpersonal communication situations.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides a study of the art, craft, and business of the theatre. Emphasis is placed on the audience's appreciation of the work of the playwright, director, actor, designer, producer, and critic. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a vocabulary of theatre terms and to recognize the contributions of various theatre artists.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course covers selected works in American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural, context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: ENG-112, ENG 113, or ENG 114
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural, context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: ENG-112, ENG-113, or ENG-114
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course covers selected works in British literature from its beginnings to the Romantic Period. Emphasis is placed on historical, background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: ENG-112, ENG-113, or ENG-114
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course covers selected works in British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: ENG-112, ENG-113, or ENG-114
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces the origins and musical components of jazz and the contributions of its major artists. Emphasis is placed on the development of discriminating listening habits, as well as the investigation of the styles and structural forms of the jazz idiom. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in listening and understanding this form of American music.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    DRE 097, ENG 002 P1, or satisfactory reading and math placement scores
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces fundamental issues in philosophy considering the views of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and belief, appearance and reality, determinism and free will, faith and reason, and justice and inequality. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, analyze, and critically evaluate the philosophical components of an issue.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgments and applications to contemporary moral issues. Emphasis is placed on moral theories such as consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply various ethical theories to moral issues such as abortion, capital punishment, poverty, war, terrorism, the treatment of animals, and issues arising from new technologies.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

6 SHC required. Select two courses from at least two different discplines (prefixes). One must be a history course.

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and evaluate consumer and business alternatives in order to efficiently achieve economic objectives.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One Set:, Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030, Set 2: MAT-010, Set 3: MAT-021, Set 4: MAT-043, Set 5: MAT-052, Set 6: MAT-071,Set 7: MAT-110, Set 8: MAT-121, Set 9: MAT-143, Set 10: MAT-152,Set 11: MAT-171,Set 11: MAT-003 with P1 Grade, Set 13: BSP-4003 with P1 Grade, Take One:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One Set:, Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030, Set 2: MAT-010, Set 3: MAT-021, Set 4: MAT-043, Set 5: MAT-052, Set 6: MAT-071, Set 7: MAT-110, Set 8: MAT-121,Set 9: MAT-143, Set 10: MAT-152, Set 11: MAT-171, Set 11: MAT-003 with P1 Grade, Set 13: BSP-4003 with P1 Grade, Take One:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces world history from the dawn of civilization to the early modern era. Topics include Eurasian, African, American, and Greco-Roman civilizations and Christian, Islamic, and Byzantine cultures. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in pre-modern world civilizations.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces world history from the early modern era to the present. Topics include the cultures of Africa, Europe, India, China, Japan, and the Americas. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in modern world civilizations.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is a survey of American history from pre-history through the Civil War era. Topics include the migrations to the Americas, the colonial and revolutionary periods, the development of the Republic, and the Civil War. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early American history.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is a survey of American history from the Civil War era to the present. Topics include industrialization, immigration, the Great Depression, the major American wars, the Cold War, and social conflict. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in American history since the Civil War.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is a study of the origins, development, structure, and functions of American government. Topics include the constitutional framework, federalism, the three branches of government including the bureaucracy, civil rights and liberties, political participation and behavior, and policy process. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and participatory processes of the American political system.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One from:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions. Topics include socialization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they apply to the interplay among individuals, groups, and societies.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

3-4 SHC required. Select one course.

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty through project- and activity-based assessment.

Lecture Hours: 2  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One Set:,Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, and DRE-098,Set 2: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, and ENG-002,Set 3: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, and BSP-4002,Set 4: DMA-025, and DRE-098,Set 5: DMA-025, and ENG-002,Set 6: DMA-025, and BSP-4002,Set 7: MAT-003 and DRE-098,Set 8: MAT-003 and ENG-002,Set 9: MAT-003 and BSP-4002,Set 10: BSP-4003 and DRE-098 ,Set 11: BSP-4003 and ENG-002,Set 12: BSP-4003 and BSP-4002
  • Corequisites:
    Take MAT-043

This course is designed to develop topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and analysis of functions (absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) in multiple representations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to algebra-related problems with and without technology.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One Set:,Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050,Set 2: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-045,Set 3: DMA-025, DMA-045,Set 4: DMA-025, DMA-040, DMA-050,Set 5: MAT 121,Set 6: MAT-003 ,Set 7: BSP-4003
  • Corequisites:
    Take MAT-071

4 SHC required. Select one course, including accompanying laboratory work.

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course introduces an overall view of modern astronomy. Topics include an overview of the solar system, the sun, stars, galaxies, and the larger universe. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the universe around them.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111 ; DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030, MAT-010, MAT-021, MAT-043, MAT-052, MAT-071, MAT-110, MAT-121, MAT-143, MAT-152, MAT-171, MAT-003 with P1 Grade, BSP-4003 with P1 Grade
  • Corequisites:
    Take AST 111A

The course is a laboratory to accompany AST 111. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences which enhance the materials presented in AST 111 and which provide practical experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the universe around them.

Lecture Hours: 0  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take DRE-097 or DRE-098 or DRE-099, OR ENG-002 with P1,grade, OR ENG-111, OR satisfactory reading placement scores, Take One Set:,Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030,Set 2: MAT-010,Set 3: MAT-021,Set 4: MAT-043,Set 5: MAT-052,Set 6: MAT-071,Set 7: MAT-110,Set 8: MAT-121,Set 9: MAT-143,Set 10: MAT-152,Set 11: MAT-171,Set 11: MAT-003 with P1 Grade,Set 13: BSP-4003 with P1 Grade
  • Corequisites:
    Take AST-111

This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors. Emphasis is placed on basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, evolution, ecology, diversity, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased knowledge and better understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One Set:,Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030,Set 2: MAT-010,Set 3: MAT-021,Set 4: MAT-043,Set 5: MAT-052,Set 6: MAT-071,Set 7: MAT-110,Set 8: MAT-121,Set 9: MAT-143,Set 10: MAT-152,Set 11: MAT-171,Set 11: MAT-003 with P1 Grade,Set 13: BSP-4003 with P1 Grade, Take One:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111, Complete MAT-003 with P2 grade level
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, and solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical laws and concepts as needed in CHM 152.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-002, Complete MAT-003 with P2 grade level, MAT-171
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces basic landforms and geological processes. Topics include rocks, minerals, volcanoes, fluvial processes, geological, history, plate tectonics, glaciers, and coastal dynamics. Upon completion, students should be able to describe basic geological processes that shape the earth.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One Set:,Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030,Set 2: MAT-010,Set 3: MAT-021,Set 4: MAT-043,Set 5: MAT-052,Set 6: MAT-071,Set 7: MAT-110,Set 8: MAT-121,Set 9: MAT-143,Set 10: MAT-152,Set 11: MAT-171,Set 11: MAT-003 with P1 Grade,Set 13: BSP-4003 with P1 Grade, Take One:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the principles studied.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111, Complete MAT-003 with P2 grade level
  • Corequisites:
    Take PHY-110A

This course is a laboratory for PHY 110. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in PHY 110. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in PHY 110.

Lecture Hours: 0  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take PHY-110, Take One:, DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111, Complete MAT-003 with P2 grade level
  • Corequisites:
    None

Other Required Hours (35 SHC)

Courses in this program

1 SHC required.

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions.

Lecture Hours: 0  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

25 SHC required. All AFA-Music majors are required to take Class Music I - Piano. Vocal students should also take Class Music I - Vocals.

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This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, and style within a historical perspective. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of the art of music.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides an introduction to the musical elements of melody, rhythm, and harmony. Emphasis is placed upon the interaction of these elements through fundamental analysis and an introduction to part writing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of melodic voice leading, rhythmic functions within simple and compound meters, and simple harmonic progressions.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take MUS-151P
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides a comprehensive study of diatonic harmony. Emphasis is placed on voice leading tasks, part writing, and analysis using various labeling systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate harmonic principles through four-voice part writing, recognize and label non-harmonic tones, analyze chords using Roman numerals, figured bass, and lead sheet symbols, and classify small-scale phrase structure and cadence types.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take MUS-121
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals in aural skills. Emphasis is placed on the study of basic melodies, harmonies, and rhythms through sight singing and ear training. Upon completion, students should be able to identify diatonic intervals, scales, and chords, and perform and dictate simple melodies and rhythmic patterns.

Lecture Hours: 0  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides a foundation in aural skills. Emphasis is placed on the development of sight singing and ear training skills in diatonic, melody, diatonic harmonic progression, and rhythmic patterns. Upon completion, students should be able to fluently read music in treble and bass clefs; utilize any solmization system while sight singing simple diatonic melodies; identify elementary diatonic chord progressions; perform rhythms in simple and compound meters; and dictate diatonic melodic, diatonic harmonic, and advanced rhythmic patterns.

Lecture Hours: 0  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take MUS-125
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides group instruction in skills and techniques of the particular instrument or voice for those with little or no previous experience. Emphasis is placed on techniques and styles and the exploration and study of appropriate literature. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the studied skills and repertoire through performance. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Lecture Hours: 0  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is a continuation of MUS 151. Emphasis is placed on techniques and styles and the exploration and study of appropriate literature. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the studied skills and repertoire through performance.

Lecture Hours: 0  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 1 
  • Prerequisites:
    MUS 151
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides individual instruction in the skills and techniques of the particular instrument or voice. Emphasis is placed on techniques and styles and the exploration and study of appropriate literature. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the studied skills and repertoire through performance. Colleges may use a letter suffix to designate a specific instrument or voice, for example MUS-161P for piano.

Lecture Hours: 1  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 2 
  • Prerequisites:
    Audition and instructor's consent
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course is a continuation of MUS 161. Emphasis is placed on techniques and styles and the exploration and study of appropriate literature. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the studied skills and repertoire through performance.

Lecture Hours: 1  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 2 
  • Prerequisites:
    MUS 161
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides students the initial training in basic competencies of dance/voice-based performances and to the nuances of preparation for such pop/jazz/theatre performances. Emphasis is placed on the introduction to, and subsequent development of, basic performance skills necessary for choreographed performance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the foundation competencies necessary to perform the assigned literature in various venues and under various professional conditions.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides intermediate training in dance/voice-based performances and in the nuances of preparation for such pop/jazz/theatre performances. Emphasis is placed on continued development of skills necessary for professional group choral preparation and performance, as well as effective social interaction with a performance troupe. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the intermediate competencies necessary to perform the assigned literature in various venues and under various professional conditions.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take MUS-181
  • Corequisites:
    None

9 SHC required. Select additional semester credit hours from General Education, Universal General Education Transfer Component and Elective courses which have been approved for transfer. See the complete Courses Approved for Transfer list.

Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

We have special partnerships with upper-level colleges and universities for transfer. These transfer institutions include:

  • Four-year institutions in the University of North Carolina System
  • Private North Carolina four-year institutions

To ensure a smooth transfer, you should consult with both an academic advisor and the potential transfer institutions for academic course selection and guidance as soon as possible. View the list of UNC System universities that are part of the transfer partnership and see requirements.

Contact Information

Liberal Arts and University Transfer
Business & Information Technology Building
New Bern Campus
252-638-0141

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